A strong 6.1 earthquake hit Argentina today in the southwest part of the country, with no damages or loss of life to report for this tremor.
The earthquake was within the limit of moderate to severe, but it was 672 kilometers (417 miles) underground, and was not perceived by the population, according Argentina’s National Institute of Seismic Prevention.
The quake struck a rural area near Suncho Corral, which is 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of the Provincial capital which is home to 400,000 residents.
The following is a list of magnitude 5.0 or greater earthquakes from the U.S Geological Survey live feed:
Click event below for details
|5.2||44km SSW of Lata, Solomon Islands||11.098°S||165.703°E||15.0|
|5.2||15km WSW of Huarancante, Peru||15.805°S||71.601°W||18.8|
|5.3||7km W of Huarancante, Peru||15.760°S||71.530°W||10.3|
|5.4||47km SSE of Wairoa, New Zealand||39.420°S||177.604°E||22.7|
|5.1||Indian Ocean Triple Junction||25.328°S||69.944°E||10.0|
|5.1||37km ESE of Lata, Solomon Islands||10.866°S||166.138°E||35.2|
|6.1||23km ESE of Suncho Corral, Argentina||27.993°S||63.195°W||585.8|
It seems that a small effusive fissure vent has been active a few 100 meters south-east of the base of the New South East crater.
The popocatepetl volcano in Central Mexico, has reports from the CENAPRED that display 33 emissions during the past 24 hours, including a few that produced light ash plumes rising about 800 meters. Degassing activity continues to maintain strong, and glow is still visible at night.
Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala has no changes in activity were reported today. Ash explosions of small to moderate size with plumes up to about 800 meters in height occur at rates of 1-2 per hour on average. Only the southeastern lava flow from the dome was reported to be weakly active today.
The pacaya volcano in Guatemala is showing weak ash emissions rising about 150 meters occurred late on February 20th last night. No explosion or other sounds were heard yesterday morning.
Fuego volcano in Guatemala: Insivumeh reported weak strombolion activity but no active lava flows in the area.
20 States Under Winter Storm Advisory And 200 Flights Have Been Cancelled
There is a rare, and unusual winter storm that moved east on Friday after hammering the Great plains, and more than a dozen states have been forecast to be hit within the next few days.
There were accidents that were reported across the region, with one death as an Oklahoma teen was killed when his pickup truck skidded across a slushy road. By evening, more than 14 inches of snow had fallen on the ground in Wichita Kansas.
According to the Weather Channel:
Up to a foot of snow for Omaha, Neb., 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet for St. Louis, 8 to 12 inches of snow for Kansas City, Mo., and 3 to 6 inches of snow for Chicago.
This extreme weather event could be further evidence of earths wobble, as more extreme weather is projected for the next decade.
Green Fireball Seen In California
Incredible! we have a 9th meteor sighting, this time in Losangles as a green fireball streaked across the sky,
“I saw a light and looked directly at the meteor as it came down in the ocean off Corona Del Mar. Bits came off, and it was bright white,” Laguna Hills resident Patric Barry wrote in an email to NBC4.
Barry spotted the object out of his living room window about 10:35 p.m.”-www.nbclosangeles.com
This recent fireball sighting is definitely a sign of the times, and it will be interesting to see if more reports come in about other fireballs streaking across the sky.